EHS Grad Playing Orpheum with 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'
David Koch is returning home as part of the nationwide tour of the popular musical.
Edina High School graduate David Koch is coming home next week, as part of a nationwide tour of "Priscilla Queen of the Desert."
The popular musical is playing from Jan. 8-13 at the Orpheum Theatre, presented by the Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of its 2012/13 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis season. Tickets to the show are available online or by calling 1-800-982-2787.
WCCO spoke with Koch about his return to Minnesota, asking him what it's like to come back home.
Yes, I was raised in Edina. I love coming back to the Twin Cities. I love showing off my hometown to the people in the shows I’m in. My parents still live in the same house and I have been back to visit Edina High School. They have really wonderful theater department now, which I am a little envious of. We didn’t have much theater when I went to school, but we did have a really great choir program. I was in “The Music Man” when I was in ninth grade and loved it. Because of the hard work of two teachers, Bob Peterson and Tom Amundson, I have a career in theater. I’m not sure I ever told them that. So if they read this, thank you!
The musical stars the respected Wade McCollum ("Tick/Mitzi"), Scott Willis ("Bernadette") and Bryan West ("Adam/Felicia") as the trio of friends who hop aboard a battered old bus seeking love and friendship in the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. Tickets start at $39, depending on performance time and seating preference.